Six Diamond Facilities Support staff stood outside a building

New major works department launched



One of the UK’s leading facilities management firms has launched a new department and expanded its team to meet rising client demand and aid its ambitious growth plans.

Diamond Facilities Support, which is headquartered at Birmingham Business Park, has launched a Major Works Team to complement its existing Minor Works Team.

The Major Works Team, which will be led by Barry Leonard, will focus on landing and managing cross-sector Facilities Management projects worth up to £500,000.

The Minor Works team, overseen by Rebecca Harris, manages projects up to the value of £50,000.

There will be a 15-strong workforce working across both teams, where the projects will range from roofing and groundworks, through to plumbing, electrical, drainage, plastering and decorating.

It comes as Diamond Facilities Support has welcomed its next intake of ten engineers which will help the business to meet rising demand across all elements of its service provision including for project work, which is already generating more than £350,000 worth of monthly fee income for the business.

This takes Diamond Facilities Support Group’s total workforce to 190 as the business looks to beat last year’s £15m annual turnover.

Adam Atkins, chief executive at Diamond Facilities Support, said: “The consistent results from our direct labour model approach has helped us to build trust and forge longstanding relationships with some of the biggest brands in the UK – to the point where our briefs with existing clients are expanding, alongside securing referrals.

“Demand has now reached a level where we now need dedicated teams to support minor and major commercial projects alongside the regular scheduled FM work that we offer to clients.

“Whether it is upgrading utilities across an organisation’s group of sites, or re-plastering a hole in a ceiling, we now have teams dedicated to carrying out these types of works to ensure we maintain an efficient service that will enable us to continue to grow.

“As a business we are also passionate about bringing through the next generation of FM talent to work alongside experienced engineers in an environment where there is career progression for everyone, and our latest intake of engineers typifies this.”